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Job Title: Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Team Coordinator
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Organization: Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Posted: 1/25/2024
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Boston,  MA    USA
Position Description: The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeking a Coordinator to work within our Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Team (MMMRT). As the MMMRT Coordinator, you will coordinate and support the activities of the MMMRT and the multidisciplinary Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Review Committee (MMMRC), working collaboratively with federal, state, and community partners to identify and characterize pregnancy associated deaths and develop and disseminate recommendations for prevention. You will also play a lead role in supporting the MMMRC. The MMMRC is a multidisciplinary committee that includes obstetricians, certified nurse midwives, maternal fetal medicine specialists, neonatologists, pathologists, and critical care specialists who review all cases of pregnancy-associated deaths among residents of the Commonwealth to 1) determine pregnancy- relatedness, 2) assess causes of death, 3) identify factors that contributed to the death, and 4) develop recommendations to prevent maternal morbidity and mortality.

Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):

- Provide program support and coordination for the DPH MMMRT including coordinating with internal and external partners to identify pregnancy-associated deaths and request, obtain and manage relevant medical, legal, and public records.

- Ensure appropriate data sharing agreements and memoranda of understanding are in place to facilitate cross-unit efforts.

- Coordinate and support the MMMRT Medical Record Abstractors to ensure timely record abstraction into the Maternal Mortality Review Information Application (MMRIA).

- Track the status of cases from identification through completion of Committee review.

- Prepare all required documents for meetings of the MMMRC, including developing meeting agendas and assigning de-identified, abstracted records to Committee members for review at least two weeks before scheduled meetings.

- Track MMMRC membership and meeting attendance and monitor committee member term limits in accordance with the MMMRC Guidance for Committee Membership.

- Plan and facilitate weekly meetings of the DPH MMMRT and develop, update and revise, as needed, standard operating procedures for the MMMRT.

- Collaboratively oversee the development and dissemination of grant reports, data briefs, white papers, infographics, and presentations to share MMMRC findings and recommendations with partners and community representatives who can translate these findings into clinical and policy interventions to prevent maternal morbidity and mortality.

- Attend required CDC webinars, CDC coordinator office hours, and national meetings to provide additional support and information as appropriate.

- Participate in grant writing and reporting; maintain and update the MMMRT web page on in collaboration with the BFHN Communications Manager; maintain cordial working relationships with MMMRT staff and MMMRC members.

Qualifications: Required Qualifications:

Excellent communication and presentation skills. Knowledge of the social, economic, technological, and ecological favors, trends and problems involved in human services planning. Ability to generate and prepare data reports, charts, and graphs, including the ability to collect and assemble applicable information. Strong analytical and statistical lens, including the ability to properly interpret data and recommend solutions when needed. Ability to present data in a clear, comprehensive manner. Capacity to supervise, including planning and assigning work according to the nature of the job to be accomplished, the capabilities of subordinates and available resources; controlling work through periodic reviews and/or evaluations; determining subordinates’ training needs and providing or arranging for such training; motivating subordinates to work effectively; determining the need for disciplinary action and either recommending or initiating disciplinary action. Ability to understand, apply and explain the laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, specifications, standards and guidelines governing assigned unit activities.

Preferred Qualification:

Knowledge of the terminologies, methods, and techniques of statistics, including means, medians, modes, and standard deviations. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others. Ability to establish rapport with persons form different ethnic, cultural and/or economic backgrounds.

Organization Description: The mission of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is to prevent illness, injury, and premature death, to assure access to high quality public health and health care services, and to promote wellness and health equity for all people in the Commonwealth. We envision a Commonwealth in which all people enjoy optimal health. Massachusetts ranks among the healthiest of states according to comparative analyses, but we face numerous challenges, including chronic and infectious disease, substance abuse, violence, preventable hospitalizations, and health disparities. DPH coordinates programs and policies to address specific diseases and conditions and offer services to address the needs of vulnerable populations. We also develop, implement, promote, and enforce regulations and policies to assure that the conditions under which people live are most conducive to health and enable people to make healthy choices for themselves and their families. We license health professionals, healthcare facilities and a variety of businesses that impact public health. We operate the state laboratory and four public health hospitals. We monitor health status and manage vital records including births, marriages and deaths. We educate people about public health issues and work closely with local boards of health and community partners to identify and solve public health problems.

Closing Date: 4/25/2024
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Contact Name: Mahsa Yazdy,  Director, Division of Surveillance, Research, and Promotion of Perinatal Health
Contact Location:

Boston   MA  02108
United States
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  Boston   MA  02108
  United States
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